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Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship, a Great Opportunity

Phnom Penh: Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn stresses that Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship next year will be a great opportunity for the kingdom. He says it is an opportunity for Cambodia to showcase itself and its capability in paving the way for maintaining ASEAN unity, solidarity, durability and centrality. He has made the remark during the lecture series on "Cambodia & ASEAN and Cambodia as ASEAN Chairman Ship 2022" organised by the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Minister Sokhonn has emphasised that this will be a great opportunity for the kingdom to contribute in resolving both regional and international conflicts, especially given the tensions of geopolitical competition among the superpowers and other currently emerging issues. The Foreign Minister has pointed out ASEAN achievements including its legacies as in a number of key regional architectures, which then serves as reassurances to maintain stability and prosperity within the region.

The Minister has reaffirmed that Cambodia is committed to the continued promotion of an action-oriented approach that is based on openness, honesty, integrity, good faith, solidarity and harmony within ASEAN to effectively address the common challenges facing ASEAN including traditional and non-traditional issues, emerging non-traditional issues that ASEAN is confronting, and the socio-economic recovery in post Covid-19.

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